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August 18, 2022
SAMS Scholarship Program 2022-2023 Application
caroline.philhower

Dear Residency Applicants, On behalf of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), we would like to announce that we are accepting applicants for SAMS scholarship program for this year. SAMS scholarship program offers monetary loans to selected applicants in order to assist them in taking care of their financial needs. Awardees are expected to...

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May 16, 2022
A Heavy Price to Pay: Attacks on Healthcare Systems in Syria 2015-2021

Since the start of the conflict in Syria, the  world has witnessed the distressing reality of  how perpetrators of violence have systematically targeted healthcare systems in Syria, now well-documented and substantial reality  of the conflict. Alongside immediate destruction that this causes on people and health care systems, this also means...

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March 9, 2022
SAMS Statement on Ukraine
caroline.philhower

In light of the recent outbreak of conflict in Ukraine, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) stands in solidarity with the civilians whose lives have been so profoundly impacted by the onset of this conflict. We affirm that civilians have the right to live peaceful lives with access to necessary...

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March 8, 2022
Perserverance, Bravery, and Determination, the Stories of Women and SAMS
caroline.philhower

On International Women’s Day, we’d like to join everyone in honoring and celebrating women around the world. We’ve been committed to empowering women, raising awareness, and combatting gender based violence (GBV)  and discrimination in any form. Through our scholarship programs, partnerships with local and international universities, and awareness campaigns to...

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February 4, 2022
SAMS and Closing the Gap in Cancer Care
caroline.philhower

Over the course of the last decade there have been huge strides in cancer care, with improvements in early detection and diagnosis, treatment, and recovery rate. Despite these improvements and all the progress globally , underserved communities especially those in zones prone to conflict such as Syria struggle to see...

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December 8, 2021
Violence has Many Faces: GBV in the Syrian Conflict
caroline.philhower

Content Warning: Please be advised that this blog post discusses gender-based violence. While graphic details are omitted, mentions of sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence may be triggering for some readers. What is GBV? GBV stands for gender-based violence, a term that encompasses all acts of violence aimed...

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November 1, 2021
Oxygen Availability for Covid-19 Management in North West Syria

Under-resourced settings have faced inequitable access to essential medicines, vaccines, and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, including medical oxygen. In countries affected by protracted conflict, where health systems are already strained and resources depleted, the impact of such shortages are magnified. One such context is northwest Syria where, in an...

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